Accenture has spent most of 2020 making investments and closing acquisitions. In fact, the company has invested nearly $1.5 billion globally on 34 acquisitions during its 2020 fiscal year.
Now one if its subsidiaries, Accenture Federal Services (AFS), has recently been awarded two multimillion-dollar contracts. The first is the Maintenance Repair and Overhaul Initiative+ (MROi+), a $90 million contract to help the U.S. Air Force develop an integrated capability for planning, scheduling, and conducting depot maintenance, as well as expand Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) capabilities.
The contract will have AFS develop and implement ERP applications to manage integrated depot maintenance and Air Force working capital fund financials. AFS will build the applications within the Oracle Enterprise Business Suite and include key modules such as Complex Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul, Discrete Manufacturing, Production and Scheduling, Inventory, and Advanced Supply Chain Planning.
This is the latest contract that AFS has received from the U.S. Air Force. In September, it was awarded a contract to establish a new cloud-based common infrastructure for Air Force ERP systems. It is also the prime contractor for the Air Force Integrated Personnel and Payroll System.
The second contract, awarded late last month, will give AFS—along with Criterion Systems—a spot on the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) Information Technology Support Services (DAITSS) contract, which will streamline enterprise IT support services and centralize procurement functions.
The contract has an estimated value of $450 million and a five-year performance period. AFS and Criterion Systems will provide the USDA with various IT services, including strategic IT management support, hosting/cloud support, website and application support, software and hardware support, administration support, and IT security and compliance services.
“This is a great opportunity to help the USDA advance its use of tested commercial technologies to improve IT services,” said Elaine Turville, an AFS Managing Director and the company’s Client Account Lead for the USDA. “Improvements made to the USDA’s IT services can also help lead the way for the use of other advanced technologies, including artificial intelligence, robotic process automation and machine learning.”